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Windows 7: Pausing the photo screensaver?

30 Dec 2009   #1
Nekton

MenuetOS, Windows 95, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 
Pausing the photo screensaver?

I'm getting my mum's new 64-bit Windows 7 HP Pavillion all set up for her, and I have hit a minor snag. When the photo screensaver is running, you can use the arrow keys on the keyboard to move forward and backward through the pictures, but it won't pause. In XP, you could always push the down arrow to pause the screensaver in order to look at a picture longer, but that only ends the screensaver in 7. I've also noticed the same problem in Vista. Is there some way I can pause the photo screensaver and not "wake up" the computer, or did Mr. Gates decide to discontinue the feature after XP?

Thanks, folks!


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30 Dec 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Sorry Nexton, your feature must have been discontinued, unless you can find an option in the settings.
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31 Dec 2009   #3
Nekton

MenuetOS, Windows 95, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Sorry Nexton, your feature must have been discontinued, unless you can find an option in the settings.
I was afraid of that. There's no option in the settings, of course. I think I'll try Google's photo screensaver before I give up all hope, though. Thanks for your help anyway, Jonathan!
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15 Jan 2010   #4
CURaven

Win 7
 
 

You should also know that the "My Pictures Slideshow" screensaver from XP will work in 7. Copy the file "ssmypics.scr" into your Win7 screensaver folder and you can use it again!

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18 Jan 2010   #5
Nekton

MenuetOS, Windows 95, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

CURaven, that's brilliant! I don't know why I didn't think of that before. I will test it ASAP and let you know the results.
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18 Feb 2010   #6
Nekton

MenuetOS, Windows 95, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

CURaven, it worked perfectly! Thank you very much! Now the only problem I have is that I can't find any scales to click on to add to your rep
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08 Apr 2014   #7
bobegan

windows 7 professional 32 bit
 
 
pausing screenpaver

I know this reply comes late, but I just got a computer with Windows 7 Professional and installed Screenpaver 4.2. I can pause Screenpaver without closing it by simply hitting the "p" key. The forward or back arrow resumes the slide show. Hope this helps.
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